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the release of the lockerbie bomber. what the u.s. asked scotland to do with the man who killed almost 200 americans. and they were planning their daughter's funeral when suddenly -- >> -- we made a mistake. abby is alive. >> we're still in shock. >> shepard: tonight, one family's miracle leaves another in mourning. first this monday night 92,000 documents on the war in afghanistan. the bottom line? we're not winning. the taliban are stronger than they have been since 2001. and pakistan? evidence that pakistan's intelligence agency is helping the enemy. the u.s. government gives pakistan more than $1 billion a year to help fight the taliban. and, instead, documentation of the pakistani government actually working with the militants who were trying to kill u.s. forces in afghanistan. the classified documents posted on the web site wiki leaks. its founder a few weeks ago gave them to newspapers including the "new york times" so that they could analyze the files before they were posted. the "new york times" reports the documents reveal among other things pakistan let members of the spy servic
documents raise serious questions about the war in afghanistan and whether a key u.s. ally is helping the enemy. i'm katie couric. also tonight an exclusive cbs news interview with the president of iran. mahmoud ahmadinejad denies he's aiding the taliban and accuses president obama of snubbing him. a shake-up is expected to put an american in charge of b.p. while tony heyward could walk away with an ocean of severance pay. and steve hartman takes the temperature of the nation and finds we're running hot. >> i wish it were winter. >> reporter: and cold. >> i love the heat. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. the obama administration is dealing with a serious breach of national security tonight. tens of thousands of classified documents about the war in afghanistan leaked and posted on the web. at a time when more than 60% of americans believe the war is not going well, the documents provide some evidence to back that up. more than 91,000 were leaked to wikileaks.or
: in a moment we will take you to the floor of the u.s. house of representatives. by the way, the senate judiciary committee is holding another hearing on the fbi. robert mullen will be among those testifying. the debt commission is holding its first public hearing -- fourth public hearing with alan simpson, coverage online at c- span.org. thank you for being with us on this wednesday. we will take you to the floor of the house, enjoy the rest of your day. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2009] . the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's room, washington, d.c., july 28, 2010. i hereby appoint the honorable ed pastor to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, nancy pelosi, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: this morning the prayer will be offered by the guest chaplain, pastor shawn black, calvary chapel, costa mesa, california. the chaplain: dear lord god of heaven, we thank yo
in the u.s. completing the journey from russia. the plane landed moments ago at dulles international airport in the washington area. their return completes the spy swap with echoes of the cold war that also sent ten russian agents who have been living here in the u.s. back to moscow. for a look at how it all went down today, here is correspondent david lee miller in new york. >> reporter: less than two weeks after they were arrested, ten convicted russian spies are now in moscow. without any fanfare, their plane touched down at one of the city's airports. for most on board, including anna chapman, it was a return home. but for vicky, polalles, likely to be a stop on her way to native peru. all expelled from the u.s. after pleading guilty to a single charge of conspiracy to act as foreign agent. in exchange for their release, russia set free four prisoner, three former kgb about and arms controlled researcher. four russian prisoners with flown to air force base in england where two of the russians were dropped off before the plane headed back to the u.s. a russian analyst said it was
the united states and russia. stand by. the defense secretary reveals his choice to be the new head of the u.s. military's central command. it's a u.s. marine general who once said it's fun to shoot some people. this hour the pentagon's problem. military brass with loose lips, and republican party chairman michael steele insists he's 100% behind the u.s. troops, but is that enough to satisfy conservatives who say it's past time for him to go. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> well, let's begin with the breaking news right now. all ten russian suspects appearing in a new york court pleaded guilty just a little while ago in connection with the stunning spy case, and now after days of speculation about a possible spy swap between the united states and russia, we've learned how the exchange is about to play out. let's bring in our foreign affairs correspondent jill doherty. she's got new information just coming in. jill, tell us what you know. >> reporter: right. wolf, this is -- we just got this. it's from the u.s. justice department, and this is a letter from the justice depa
on all that's gone wrong. mounting u.s. casualties, civilian casualties, afghan government corruption and claims that pakistan is helping the taliban. >> the fact is the revelation of these documents, these raw reports real he'll brings to the foreall of the core challenges that we've been facing in afghanistan for a number of years. >> reporter: the war funding bill now goes to the president for his signature, but it only funds the war for a few months so another big battle over paying for the war in afghanistan is just around the corner, katie. >> couric: this question probably reflects what a lot of americans are wondering given the fact that the u.s. gives pakistan billions of dollars in aid every year. that is, can pakistan even be called a partner at this point? >> well, despite all those claims in the wikileaks documents the white house says yes. number one they say because relations have improved significantly over the last year. number two, they say because no other country has done as much to help the united states eliminate al qaeda terrorists from the battlefield. katie. >
's u.s. ambassador about the airliner crash that killed 152 people, and she examines u.s./pakistani relations after the leak of thousands of secret military documents. >> ifill: we ask environmental engineer nancy kinner to track what's happened to the oil in the water. 100 days after the gulf disaster. >> lehrer: and spencer michels tells the story of a one-man mission to help clean up the oil in louisiana. >> a private individual has taken it upon himself to try to protect the barrier islands in the gulf of mexico. >> lehrer: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> this is the engine that zero emission technologies to breathing a little easier, while taking 4.6 million truckloads off the road every year. bnsf, the engine that connects us. and the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting
the u.s. and israel agree it's time for tas for -- face to face peace talks between israel hes and palestinians but several sticking points remain, including border security and israeli settlements. senior white house correspondent major garrett is reporting live on the north lawn. major, is it oversimplifying things to say this new phase of the obama-netanyahu relationship will be sealed with a photograph? >> reporter: it really isn't, jon. the last time prime minister netanyahu was at the white house there were no photographs, no press coverage of the meetings and that created the atmosphere that tph*epb yahoo and president obama did not agree on fundamental issues crucial to the u.s.-israeli relationship. both sides tried to paper over the differences but without any sort of publicly visual express of support, there was a moment for both countries to say wait a minute this relationship may be getting off track and what we had moments arc the israeli prime minister arriving precisely on time, driving from the blair house where he's saying to see president obama. we'll see the
be handling the cleanup operation but it's been overseen by the u.s. government. did the obama administration say this guy has to go, do we know if they had a hand in hayward's departure. i spoke to someone today who said it was board's decision to replace hayward. we do know that the white house clearly disapproved of hayward, not only his gaffes but also his management of the crisis when at the beginning he tried to make it alone and jump in and had taken over much of the response. >> gregg: and it's fair to say, is it not, if bp wants to continue to operate in american waters, they have to please this administration. if the administration is displeased with the person who is at the top of bp, that plays a role? >> for sure. bp is wanting the moratorium on new drilling in the gulf to be lifted. it wants to continue to be able to work in the gulf and it is currently the biggest producer in the gulf of mexico. so it's a big source of income for bp and they would not like to see it ends. most important thing is to contain the spill and then to clean it up. >> gregg: well, tony hayward is getti
in kabul which has many u.s. officials baffled because they drove apparently right into the heart of taliban territory. these were not rookies. they were not cowboys. they were experienced sailors, experienced service members in afghanistan. and nobody figures out how they make that mistake. the taliban claims they killed one and held another hostage. u.s. can't confirm that. but intense search is under way and talking about pakistan, u.s. military officials are deeply concerned that the taliban may try to spirit the two sailors out of afghanistan into pakistan well out of the u.s. military's reach. >> all right. jim miklaszewski, a busy day at the pentagon today for you. we'll be checking with you again. thanks very much. >>> bp executives are publicly saying no decision made on the future of tony hayward but the much-criticized ceo is said to be out. what are we hearing from bp on this? i mean, in many cases, i don't think anybody's shocked that hayward is going to be out of a job by the end of the year because of the public relations fiasco. how quickly will this happen? >> rep
cooperating with the taliban. documents show u.s. special opposite forces targeted militants without trial. records detail multiple civilian deaths at the hand of coalition troops that were previously unreported. the wikileaks honcho charged the documents appear to indicate war crimes. >> it's clear it will shape an understanding of what the past six years of war has been like and the course of the war needs to be changed. >> the white house, great britain's government and pakistan have condemned the released of those classified documents. afghan government says it's shocked, but the information is mostly old. nbc news national investigative correspondent michael isikoff joins me now. what is most damaging to the american administration's in terms of these released documents? >> i think the details about the pakistani intelligence services cooperation with elements of the taliban and the hakani it in work. these are enemies of the united states and afghanistan, enemies of the cia. we've been trying to kill these people. what the documents show, reflects long-standing concerns by many eleme
with the advocacy group, invisible children. this senseless act of violence should serve as a wake-up call to u.s. officials on the need to vigorously address the threat of islamist extremism wherever it lurks. which extends far beyond the middle east. many more lives are at stake. the 1998 east africa embassy attacks exposed and the july 11 kampala attacks affirmed that the united states cannot afford to ignore the activities of extremist groups in africa as they attempt to expand their influence to bolster their ranks and spread their dangerous ideology. we must work vigilantly and cooperatively with other responsible nations to disrupt the operations of extremist groups and hold accountable their regional sponsors. over 18 months ago, mr. speaker, i introduced a resolution, h.con.res. 16, which brings sorely needed attention to the threat of islamic extremism in africa. it is alarming that even after these tragic attacks i have not been able to get the majority to bring this resolution to the floor. i understand that attorney general holder is currently in uganda attending the african union su
of the u.s. and israel make nice and talk about making peace with the palestinians. we'll get reaction to what nasa chief says is the new prime directive from president obama: outreach to muslims. live from the studio in washington, this is "special report." good evening, i'm bret baier. a white house under fire from critics for not securing the southern border, today went to court to keep arizona from trying to do the job itself. the administration followed suit on a threat to file a lawsuit against the arizona enforcement policy of immigration. setting stage for major battle. anita vogel is following the story from los angeles. the department of justice stepped forward over arizona's immigration law, giving police right to determine person's immigration status in the enforcement of other laws such as traffic stops. the federal law argues a couple of constitutional points; primarily, in our constitutional system the federal government has preeminent authority to regulate immigration matters and arizona's law will impose significant and counterproductive burdens on the federal agencies
, and they paint a devastating picture of the war in afghanistan. >>> this, as u.s. forces launch a manhunt for two american sailors who vanished three days ago. >>> top kill. bp's embattled ceo tony hayward reportedly set to be shown the door as the company's board meets today. will a change at the helm help bp's reputation with america? >>> and painful mix-up. police confuse a young survivor of an accident with another girl who died. this morning we'll hear from the father who spent a week at the bedside of a girl who turned out to be someone else's daughter. the tragic story today, monday, to be someone else's daughter. the tragic story today, monday, july 26, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm ann curry. those documents on the website called wikileaks could be the largest unauthorized disclosure in u.s. history. they are painting a blaeak picture. >> 92,000 documents. they span six years. the u.s. is saying the leak jeopardizes those serving in the region. who leaked the reports and why? what d
, including u.s. troops overseas. as we reported yesterday, vice president joe biden has made a surprise visit to the american forces in iraq. biden is there working to end a political stalemate ahead of the planned withdrawal of u.s. combat forces. andrea mitchell is traveling with the vice president. good morning. >> reporter: alex, good morning. happy fourth of july to you from baghdad, where vice president joe biden and his wife, jill, are naturalizing 153 u.s. troops who are becoming u.s. citizens today. what better day to do it than on july 4th. also a serious mission here, political and diplomatic. the vice president is trying to push the iraqis all of the factions that have been arguing since election four months ago, trying to push them toward a permanent government. the importance of that is that the u.s. combat mission is scheduled to end on august 31st. and a troop draw-down of u.s. forces to 50,000. currently it's 82,000. still, optimistic, the vice president says that everything is proceeding on that timetable. officials traveling with him say that the combat mission will be turn
. >>> in other news, in afghanistan this morning, nato confirmed it has recovered the body of a u.s. navy sailor killed in a taliban ambush. he's identified as petty officer justin mcneley, age 30, the nephew of a colorado state legislator. he was one of two americans who went missing on friday. their shot-up vehicle found 80 miles south of kabul. the taliban claimed they captured the other sailor alive. >>> also this morning, continued fallout from a nato air strike friday in southern afghanistan. nato command is denying afghan government claims that the helicopter attack killed 52 civilians. a nato spokesman says it investigated the incident and found that six taliban fighters were killed, but no civilians. >>> in washington, the obama administration is in full damage control mode following that huge leak of military secrets. more than 90,000 field reports from u.s. troops in afghanistan were released by the wikileaks website which says it will post even more soon. david martin reports. >> reporter: most of the reports document what is already well known. for years the u.s. has not had enough
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illegal immigration. the u.s. justice department has, indeed, filed a lawsuit that challenges the state of arizona's tough new immigration law. the measure set to go into effect later this month. the law requires local police to question possible illegal immigrants and also makes it a crime for legal immigrants not to carry their documents. the obama administration argues federal law trumps the state law. the president himself called this plan misguided and one senior justice department official said today that allowing it opens the door for a patchwork of immigration laws across the country. we think that is untenable. but supporters say they need this law because they claim the feds haven't done enough to stop illegal immigration. the arizona governor jan brewer who signed this bill into law released a statement that reads, in part, today's filing is nothing more than a massive waste of taxpayer funds. these funds could be better used against the violent mexican cartels than the people of arizona. anita vogel on fox top story in our northwest newsroom. strong reaction from arizona law
to these documents as being rather low level classified information that any number of u.s. service members could have access to, but it's obviously something that the pentagon is quite concerned about, that this has now been made public for people all over the world to see, shannon. shannon: with that in mind, mike, what are we hearing from wickileaks about this massive release of classified information, any hint that we should expect more to come? >> reporter: the founder did say, shannon, they have about 15,000 other documents that they have not yet released and he predicted that there would be more leaks to come as well. so all indications are that he is waiting for the right opportunity to get maximum media exposure. it's quite clear that this guy is clearly antiwar and trying to undermine support for the war and a lot of the key countries' contributing troops to the afghan effort. here's more from the wickileaks founder earlier today. >> the coverup, all sorts of crimes, begins at the bottom and moves its way to the top so it is quite hard to enact a new policy and have it filtered down to
it for you on "happening now". >>> first new evidence the largest u.s.-russia spy swap since the cold war appears to be in motion, a lawyer for one of the accused russian spies telling fox news talks are underway right now for a spy swap, the ten suspected russian secret agents, arrested last week, set to appear in courtrooms today, ig nowhere sutiagon is suspected of spying for the united states is no longer in a moscow prison but has been flown to vienna in what appears to be another step to be a deal to trade accused spies. our david lee miller is outside the federal courthouse in lower manhattan. i guess the big question, david, is there a swap and how close are we. >> reporter: it seems almost certain that there is a swap underway, and we are very close to that swap being completed, but there are still a number of obstacles, jon, that must be overcome. we cannot ignore the fact that igon sudiagon is in vienna, he had been in custody in russia, convicted of spying for the united states and the fact that he has now been released is a very significant step forward. we talked to his atto
for the u.s. the whole exchange happened on an airport tarmac in vienna, austr austria. one plane headed east and the other headed west. matthew chance is in moscow with the latest. >> reporter: that's right. the biggest spy swap since the end of the cold war has taken place on the tarmac of the airports in the austrian capital of view any. the plane carrying the ten confessed spies from the united states, confessed to working for russia. landed at the airport a short time ago. couple of hours ago now. it was followed quickly afterwards by an official aircraft from russia which was carrying four people pardoned by russian serving the lengthy prison sentences in russian jails for spying for western powers, including the united states. the exchange took place on the tarmac which men none of the -- people actually entered the country of austria. the one plane carrying the four from russia has taken off and landed, we understand, now from the united kingdom. the other aircraft carrying the ten russians arraigned in new york is still on its way back to the russian capital. >> this was all par
more u.s. soldiers were killed in afghanistan in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 66 for july-- the most in a single month since the war began. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the "newshour" tonight, ray suarez talks to two veterans of the iraq and afghanistan conflicts about the continued challenge from deadly roadside bombs or i.e.d.s-- the number one killer of americans. >> lehrer: we explore the latest mix of economic numbers and the prospects for the auto industry with business reporter micki maynard and economist martin bailey. >> woodruff: david brooks and ruth marcus, sitting in for mark shields, present their analysis of the week's news. ♪ >> lehrer: and sting with strings. jeffrey brown talks to rock star sting about his newest musical challenge-- performing with a 45 piece orchestra. >> the royal if i ma mar:-- philharmonic is a serious orchestra. so in a way it does flatter my ego but also i have to step up to the plate and... and you know, so it's a big challenge for me. >> lehrer: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newsho
as conservation measures kick in, water shortages are growing. in the u.s., western fights over water rights have existed since the west was settled by european immigrants. now water shortages are growing more critical nationwide and spreading to the east. we take a look at the impact the nation's growing population has on this precious natural resource. 2007 was a record year for eastern u.s. water shortages. the associated press reported in october 2007 that, quote, an epic drought in georgia threatens the water supply for millions. florida doesn't have nearly enough water for its expected population boom. the great lakes are shrinking. upstate new york's reservoirs have dropped to record low. across america the picture critically clear, the nation's fresh water supplies can no longer quench its thirst, end quote. that passed but water shortages in the east are becoming more common place. >> we look at the southeastern united states, it was a long time period which droughts were not that serious. but we've had too two major droughts higher over the last decade and at the same time, i think what
's an interesting scene near phoenix. >> reporter: arizona's governor predicts a long battle to the u.s. supreme court. >> we are disappointed but we did what we wanted. we got the injunction. i will still means, as you well know that the lawsuit will continue to move forward and the merits of case will be heard. >> reporter: but, first the injunction against the key provisions come to the 9th circuit court of appeal, its hub in san francisco, its judges spread across several states. >> that's biggest circuit in the country by far. so we have a lot of action out on the west coast. it's not surprising that the 9th circuit is as controversial as it is. >> reporter: historically considered a level-leaning court, that's gradually eased and in the first appeal stage, only three judges hear arguments. >> its all depends on who the three judges are. they are not short on some very conservative judges. their ruling can be appealed to an 11-judge panel. most believe that arizona has an uphill fight. >> a state statute that enters into congress' area and interference with foreign policy of the united stat
battle ground for u.s. troops in afghanistan. we're talking to one expert who says the intelligence leaks are more damaging than suicide bombings. and from the rig explosion that killed 11 people to the oil spill that damaged a way of life for thousands of coastal neighborhoods, the crisis reaches day 100 and a new criminal investigation is under way. hello, i'm chris jansing. and less than 12 hours before arizona's controversial anti-immigration law was to go into effect, a judge has ruled to block the most controversial parts of it. still, protestors have been gathering in arizona. at least one sheriff there plans to go ahead with a planned round-up of illegals, and more court battles are sure to follow. pete williams joins us now. and pete, give us the headlines for this ruling. >> you know, this ruling is based on one thing that was not at the -- originally the main argument against him. what opponents said was this would force police to engage in racial profiling. the judge said this would preempt federal law, so the judge put a hold on the enforcement of the law while this issue ca
. then the u.s. and israel mend fences and focus on the growing threat to peace in the middle east. >> do you believe that a nuclear iran can be contained? >> israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu in a "fox news sunday" exclusive. plus, the president plans out a new line of attack for november. we'll ask the panel if running against bush will work again. all right now on "fox news sunday." >> chris: and hello again from fox news in washington. with a lot of ground to cover, let's turn to our first guest, obama senior advisor david axelrod. welcome back to "fox news sunday." >> good to be here. >> chris: bp is replacing the containment cap on its runaway well. the company hopes to have it done monday as you can see from the live spill cam. until then the oil is gushing up into the gulf. it also hopes, bp, is working to finish its two relief wells. how confident are you that they will have this spill contained, stopped by the end of july? >> well, we are reasonably confident but obviously this thing is unchartered waters, no pun intended. our scientists, dr. chu and others have been spendin
portable heat-seeking missiles against u.s. aircraft. secret commando units are working off a capture kill list of 70 insurgent commanders. julian is defending the move. >> the material doesn't reveal just cases by the u.s. military. of course, as the u.s. military is reporting on all the abuses by the taliban and suicide bombers and ieds going off and so on, so it does describe the abuses by both sides in this war. and that's how people can really understand what is actually going on and whether they choose to support it or not. >> joining me now from london, our senior national correspondent nick robertson and rezla sayid. nick, we'll start with you. does this compromise the security of our allies as members of the white house have clearly said? >> it certainly is going to have some sources looking at what they are saying, who they are saying it to and what are the consequences if they get caught as a result of these types of leaks in the future. if you are compromising your sources, then you are compromising your source. is anyone going to die as a result of this? well, the site that ha
is your "situation room." >>> happy birthday, rick. happening now, the u.s. economy loses jobs for the first time this year. the president insists that the recovery is moving forward but americans who are desperate for a paycheck may not be buying that. and two more alleged russian spies reveal their true identities. we'll look at the perils of being a secret agent with kids. and we'll hear from the grown son of one of the suspects. >>> and a leading conservative is calling on the republican party chairman to do his patriotic duty this july 4th by resigning. how long can michael steele hang on to his job? wolf blitzer is off today. i'm suzanne malveaux and you're in "the situation room." >>> well job gains in america hit a wall now adding to fears that the nation may be socked with a second recession. there are new figures that show that the economy lost 125,000 jobs in june. now you can see there had been job growth every month in 2010 until the june slide. the loss is mostly due to the fact that the census is over and those jobs related to the census went away. the overall un
's secure the border first -- basically the u.s.-mexican border, and then we will get to the other issues. what does it mean to secure the border and how will they recognize when that time arrives? >> ok. good question. one you want to tackle? [laughter] >> we may not have emphasized it as much because we were going to quickly. comprehensive reform we tested exclusively, cracking down on employers. it is very popular. as popular as border security. real people have that line in their heads. they like it for two reasons. they believe if the jobs are not the lawyer, -- lure, people will not be coming. they also believe these people are not just recruiting immigrants workers because they work hard or have skills they need, but because they can pay lower wages and a whole bunch of other goals that people think do not observe wage standards, etc. the public has a very strong narrative. they also believe that you put lawful employers at a disadvantage and that is not right. that is in their very, very strongly. we may have read over that too quickly. in terms of the congress, i think you would
undercover russian agents and would it could many for u.s.- russia relateses. later john hall discusses how florida is dealing with a $6 billion budget shortfall. wurenl is next. dd >> on this fourth of july weekend there is a 9.5% unemployment rate members of congress are returning home to. one headline says this will be big electoral implications for members of congress. and as far as budgets go, lots of towns around the country not doing fireworks this weekend. antioch, california, louisville, jersey city. they say they just don't have enough money to celebrate with fireworks this independence day. general david petraeus takes over in afghanistan officially tomorrow at a ceremony and the head of the republican national committee michael steele back here in the u.s. is backtracking after some remarks he made about afghanistan. both parties are after him this morning and we want to ask you this question -- should michael steele of the r.n.c. resign? some are suggesting that openly. here are the numbers. this michael steele story is all over the place this morning. "washington
. >>> new denials that bp played a role in the release of a convicted terrorist but some u.s. lawmakers are not buying it. this hour, cnn's richard quest presses libya's oil minister about the lockerbie bomber and whether a deal was can you the to free him. apple reveals its response to an embarrassing problem with its newest iphones three weeks after they went on sale. will customers who race to buy these new gadgets be satisfied? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> bp says it is encouraged by what's happening in the gulf of mexico right now. for more than 24 hours a new well cap has been containing the oil that spewed into the water for almost three months. the critical integrity test as it's called and the cap is still under way right now. the worst may, repeat, may be over but as we've seen in this disaster sometimes things can go wrong at any moment. let's check in with cnn's david mattingly joining us now from new orleans. david, you just got off a phone conference with thad allen, the national incident commander. he updated us on what's going on right now. give
steps must happen first before this exchange can take place, but sources say the deal will get done. u.s. officials aren't saying whether one of the biggest spy swaps in decades is about to go down. >> this is a, as we said earlier, a law enforcement manner. >> i would have to refer to you the justice department. >> reporter: according to the family of a russian scientist convicted of spying for the u.s., that's exactly what's about to happen. sutyagin told officials that his brother igor is those who could be traded today for the ten alleged russian spies repeatly arrested in the u.s. they are accused of living formal lives while acting as agents. cia would want some sort of a confession before a swap would take place. guilty pleas mean both countries could avoi a high-profile lengthy trial. spies were transferred to new york where all will be arraigned today. american officials have also met with the russian ambassador. >> you have a budgetedi ibundli issues so if a deal is struck it can be struck efficiently. >> reporter: the suspected agents apparently didn't do much damage. in fact,
the u.s. intelligence community almost a decade after 9/11. and is the tea party movement being torn apart by allegations of racism? one wing of the group expels another and tea party backed candidates are left holding the bag. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in the situation room. >>> right now officials in the gulf say they don't see any major red flags with the new well cap that might force them to unleash a big gusher of oil. once again they're moving ahead with another full day of tests, athoer 24 hours. they are keeping a close watch on pressure levels. all important pressure levels. and any existing or potential oil leaks. david mattingly is looking at all of this in new orleans on the scene. you just heard from thad allen, the incident commander, and update our viewers on what we know right now, david. >> reporter: wolf, thad allen says they're looking at anomalies that they're encountering down there but so far none of them indicating a problem that tells them they have to stop these tests and reopen that well. but these anomalies as he discussed them were happening as methane comi
frontier province. mr. chairman, i'm concerned that using the war powers act to call for the removal of u.s. combat forces which do not exist will only serve to inflame pakistan's sensibilities and do nothing to strengthen the partnership that we need to achieve our goals in this critical region. i urge my colleagues to oppose the resolution and reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from ohio. >> with all due respect to my good friend from california, special operations troops are inside of pakistan right now. three troops have died, maybe they didn't intend to be hostile, but somebody intended hostilities towards them. mr. kucinich: there's no question about the hostile climate. what i'm trying to do here with the help of mr. paul is to stop expanding the u.s. forces' footprint in pakistan so that we stop an expanding war. i yield two minutes to the gentleman from north carolina, mr. jones. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. jones: mr. speaker, thank you very much, and i thank the gentleman from
to pay its suppliers of nuclear technology because that would involve going through u.s. banks so venezuelan banks are now the vehicle through which iran is able to bypass the embargo. >> sean: one branch of iran's development bank now sits in the venezuelan capital to facilitate the transactions. >> with chavez in the middle he can do their work for them and then handle the money taking commissions at both ends so everybody gains. >> sean: venezuela is also supplying iran with something even more valuable. >> an important reserve of uranium in the north of venezuela about 50,000-tons probably that iran is now able to tap. >> sean: so perhaps it is to coincidence that iran has erected a series of factories in this uranium rich area of venezuela. >> it is troubleing that iran has established some factories, a lot of people estimate that these facilitie factories are r armaments and that the ties, the so-called economic ties between iran and venezuela or perhaps syria and venezuela hide support for terrorism. >> sean: those suspicions are grounded in an event that occurred in novemb
information leaks in u.s. military history. a whistle-blowing web site has published nearly 100,000 documents about the war in afghanistan. and joel brown on the information that critics say could put american lives at risk. >> the founder of the web site defended his decision to go public with over 90,000 classified documents, which he gave to journalists and posted online. >> it does appear to be evidence of war crimes in the material. >> reporter: it could be the biggest leak ever, of classified documents. most are reports from the field, and they reveal secret u.s. commando units had killed afghan civilians when targeting insurgent leaders and taliban fighters have used heat-seeking missiles to shoot down american aircraft. many of the documents also suggest pakistan spy agencies could be helping the taliban in afghanistan, in its war against u.s. and afghan forces. the white house officials note that most of these documents covered the period before president obama took office. but top aides here were furious over the web site's decision to make the information public. the national secur
livable. i also wanted to move this project for another reason, which is important to u.s. dot. that reason is we are involving a number of small and disadvantaged businesses, a key goal of u.s. dot. you see the new equipment here. that is simply because of the investment small businesses are able to make because of the recovery act. it is critical that small business is also a part of -- not just sharing in the economy -- by helping us to recover from an economic standpoint. let me close with a few words about our main priority as u.s. dot, and that is safety. we have many projects across the country that are underway and we need to be extra careful when driving through work zones. we want to make sure that men and women building the infrastructure are safe, and that is important for all of us. i would ask you to please keep that in mind. whenever you are behind the wheel, please turn off your cell phone and pay attention to your driving. i were transportation secretary ray lahood is leading a national effort to bring attention to the dangerous act of talking while driving. in
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